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Well, the elephant baby quilt I was going to make got put on hold.  I was asked to make a Memory Quilt for Relay For Life to be auctioned off at our event we had on the 13th.  My friend Gena and I had never done a Relay quilt before so this was a new experience for both of us. Gena is the main designer of our duo.  She can come up with the most BEAUTIFUL designs.  I don't do block designs very well.  I love to design "picture" quilts like the owl quilt I made for my granddaughter. 

So, we set to work with a fierce determination.  Squares were sold for a $10.00 donation on which we embroidered the name, date of birth-date of death and a ribbon with the color of the cancer each person had battled.  Just between Gena and I we had seven squares.  The block above is for my sister.

After we received all the names and embroidered each square we put together our quilt.  We decided on a "stained glass theme" since it was being done through our church's Relay team.  On June 13th, our quilt was auctioned off and it raised an INCREDIBLE $3,100.00 for the American Cancer Society. To say we were pleased was an understatement.

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Tags: RelayForLife, embroidery, handmade, purple, quilts, sewing


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Comment by Laura Geese on June 18, 2014 at 11:08pm

Thank you for your kind words, everyone.  I can't wait to get started on next year's quilt! 

Comment by Barbara Graham on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm

Beautiful quilt--beautiful story. Great job!

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on June 16, 2014 at 9:05pm

Oh, how beautiful made by beautiful people with generous hearts.  God bless you.

Comment by Barb/WI on June 16, 2014 at 7:26pm

Bravo!  What a wonderful donation to such a worthy cause.  The colors are beautiful, and the message is perfect.

Comment by Laura Geese on June 16, 2014 at 6:30pm

Thank you, Pam and BJ.  It was an honor!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 16, 2014 at 5:44pm

Beautiful quilt, touching many hearts.  Well done

Comment by Pam/NY on June 16, 2014 at 5:22pm

You're an Earth angel...they are lucky to have you help!

Comment by Laura Geese on June 16, 2014 at 12:49pm

Thank you!  It was a bittersweet day.  One of the names on the quilt was a beloved friend in our community who battled breast cancer for 18 years.  Her sister is the one who purchased the quilt.  Then we had an anonymous donor give the buyer $2,500.00 to go towards the quilt.  It was an emotional day all around! 

I thank God that we were able to be part of such an amazing event!

Comment by Donna Sykes on June 16, 2014 at 12:15pm

Beautiful quilt! The stained glass theme looks really nice. You must feel really proud of raising $3100 for the American Cancer Society. Well done!

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on June 16, 2014 at 11:03am

Great idea.  Turned out perfect.

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